Iowa City, Iowa is a medium size city with 77,509 people. The city features just 2 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. This relatively small group of nursing homes were awarded on average an overall grade of B-, which is a respectable score for the city. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Rock Island, which received a city grade of F. We found Iowa City to be a far better option. Finally, this place's nursing homes received consistent grades in all of the other areas we looked at. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
This city's nursing homes received an inspection grade which is superior to its overall grade. We gave them a strong grade of B in this area. Inspection scores are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Iowa City also received strong long-term care score where it received a grade of B in this category. In the last two categories, the city received a B- for its short-term care rating and a grade of C for nursing.